Studio Orta - Book Release: Food / Water / Life

Book Release: Food / Water / Life

01 June 2014 - 21 September 2015
Parc de la Villette, Paul Delouvrier contemporary art pavilion and park grounds , Book release and exhibition

Hot off the press! Actes Sud has published Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food / Water / Life, a new monograph exploring some of the most salient themes in the artists’ work. The publication features contributions from several of France’s foremost thinkers on art and the environment: Catherine Larrère, Paul Ardenne, and Christophe Rioux. It also includes an in-depth interview with the artists and images of their recent work, commissioned for the exhibition at Parc de la Villette.

Food / Water / Life accompanies Lucy + Jorge Orta’s eponymous solo exhibition on view from May 21 – September 21, 2014. The show highlights seminal archival works and newly commissioned sculptures, poetic explorations that interrogate our daily habits of eating, drinking, and living. Visitors are invited to stroll the park’s expansive grounds to discover the artists’ diverse artworks, including a new series of Spirits inspired from children who frequent La Villette; an OrtaWater Purification Station purifying water from the Canal de l'Ourcq; and an Antarctica World Passport Bureau, where passers-by can receive a new edition of the Antarctica World Passport and become members of the growing Antarctica World Community. 

Food / Water / Life is available online and in bookstores around the world.